JERUSALEM, Sunday, January 29, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities demolished today two Palestinian-owned houses in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabir, and handed notifications for the imminent demolition of fours homes in Yatta town, south of Hebron.
In occupied Jerusalem, an Israeli police force accompanied by bulldozers stormed Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood before proceeding to demolish a two-storey home sheltering the families of Rateb and Husam Matar, displacing the two families, including children and women.
The occupation authorities cited unpermitted construction as pretext for the demolition of the two houses and subsequent displacement of the two families.
During the demolition, the Israeli occupation forces assaulted the displaced family members, injuring one of them with a rubber-coated round.
Meantime, Israeli occupation army handed notifications for the imminent demolition of four Palestinian homes in the town of Yatta, to the south of Hebron.
WAFA correspondent said an Israeli army force raided Al-Zuweden community near the town and handed notifications for the demolition of four Palestinian-owned homes there in addition to two agricultural facilities in the community, under the pretext of construction without a permit.
Demolitions of Palestinian-owned homes across the occupied territories has seen a spike since the swearing-in of the new far-right, fascist Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, whose members like Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich publicly advocate for the expulsion of Palestinians and the demolitions of as many homes as possible to expedite the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.